Alibi Gallery presents the group exhibition
“Mapping the Memory”
on Thursday May 5th at 19:00
The exhibition will be open to the public until June 5th, 2022.
Duration: 05.05– 05.06.2022
Alibi Gallery, 12 Sarri street 10553 Athens, Greece
Tuesday-Friday 12:00-14:00 & 15:00-19:00,
Sunday & Monday closed
What could be the link between a private collection of school maps, travel luggage, the story of a Greek family in Odessa (as seen through various postcards of friends and relatives), memorabilia and all kinds of souvenirs from places abroad, a wall installation with old photos of Athenians and contemporary works of art?
Alibi Gallery presents a peculiar exhibition that goes beyond the boundaries of a typical art gallery and is more reminiscent of an improvised, ephemeral museum, where contemporary works of art and various objects, charged with personal memories, attempt to temporarily reconstruct a universe built on the fragments of the past.
The exhibition aims to create an imaginary journey through space and time, with the notion of memory being the core subject. Could it be possible for memory, as an archive made out of fragmentary personal and collective experiences, to be mapped? Given the loss of concepts such as the geographical origin of national traditions and historical pasts, due to the globalization processes, are we now moving to a contemporary condition of “oblivion” or to a new form of “memory without borders”? Ten visual artists are invited to intervene creatively on maps belonging to the gallery owners’ collection, thus communicating their thoughts and ideas on the subject and connecting the other exhibits with present times.
Around the World in 80 days, by Alexandros Maganiotis